Using English to learn while learning to use English: international field trips as a way to learn (through) language

Lucélia Ramos Alcantara, Brazil, ID LLCE2016-314;       Learning English has always been the goal for many people to achieve. Content knowledge of any subject used to have no direct relation with mastering a foreign language. That is water under the bridge. Learning through a foreign language is a trend and must be considered as a way to prepare students for a globalized world. The adoption of a Content Language Integrated Learning Approach seems to fulfill the need for future successful professionals in any field. By offering the opportunity to live real-life situations where content has to be acquired through the understanding of input in English, international field trips are an excellent way to educate content-literate and language-effective students.

Key words: Content Language Integrated Learning; international field trips.